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Topic Title: Removing Dragon dictation sources, training new source
Topic Summary: DNS dictation sources, training
Created On: 06/18/2020 10:44 AM
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 Removing Dragon dictation sources, training new source   - 5circles - 06/18/2020 10:44 AM  
 Removing Dragon dictation sources, training new source   - R. Wilke - 06/18/2020 12:59 PM  
 Removing Dragon dictation sources, training new source   - 5circles - 06/24/2020 04:30 PM  
 Removing Dragon dictation sources, training new source   - R. Wilke - 06/24/2020 06:58 PM  
 Removing Dragon dictation sources, training new source   - kkkwj - 06/24/2020 07:15 PM  
 Removing Dragon dictation sources, training new source   - R. Wilke - 06/24/2020 07:30 PM  
 Removing Dragon dictation sources, training new source   - PG LTU - 06/25/2020 10:36 AM  
 Removing Dragon dictation sources, training new source   - 5circles - 06/25/2020 10:57 AM  
 Removing Dragon dictation sources, training new source   - PG LTU - 06/25/2020 01:42 PM  
 Removing Dragon dictation sources, training new source   - 5circles - 06/25/2020 02:00 PM  
 Removing Dragon dictation sources, training new source   - R. Wilke - 06/25/2020 04:32 PM  
 Removing Dragon dictation sources, training new source   - 5circles - 06/25/2020 06:52 PM  
 Removing Dragon dictation sources, training new source   - Lunis Orcutt - 06/25/2020 08:49 PM  
 Removing Dragon dictation sources, training new source   - 5circles - 06/28/2020 12:33 PM  
 Removing Dragon dictation sources, training new source   - kkkwj - 01/20/2022 11:14 AM  
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It sounds to me like the easiest way is to use Rudiger's utility program for removing unused profiles, or use the procedure Lunis identified in his Quick Tips PDF from Certified Sources. That procedure is posted further down in this thread.  It's messy to remove dictation sources manually.

 

Nonetheless, long ago, I was able to clean up my installation by following this procedure from a Nuance Tech Guy.


1. Close Dragon
2. Press Windows key + E
3. Go to This Pc
4. Go to C:\Program Data\Nuance\NaturallySpeaking15\Users\< Profile name >
5. Delete any folder that beings with tb. The following folders need to be retained:
 
              Backup - (may not exist)
              Backup2 - (may not exist)
        Current
        dataarchive

6. Navigate into the "current" folder.
7. Delete any folder that beings with "t".

(kkkwj: On my system, there were 3 or 4 to delete - ta, ts, tt, ttm)

The following folders must be retained:
          General_
          General__container
          voice (these will be labeled 0_1, 2_1, 3_1, etc.)
          voice_container (these will be labeled 0_1_Container, 0_2_Container, etc.)
 
Try launching Dragon again.
Regards,
Kevin
Nuance Technical Support

You can figure out which 0_1, 2_1 label belongs to which mic by looking in the audio.ini file. I deleted the folders that belonged to the sources I wanted to remove. Here is an example:

 

[UAP|2 2]

...

DictationSource=USB Microphone

DeviceName=Microphone (2- Samson Meteor Mic)

DeviceType=Microphone (USB)

JackInformation=

 

So for this one, I would remove the 2_2 and 2_2_Container folders, and the entries in the audio.ini file. The acoustic.ini file also contains some references that could be removed.

 

But if you can, use the Certified procedure posted further down. It is MUCH easier.



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